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13909Re: Marrying old and new freeloaders

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  • wsafranek
    Dec 29, 2011
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      There are also Fastex buckles that provide slits in them that don't require any cutting or sewing of the straps. If you google "Fastex Repair Buckles" you could find them.

      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, David Backeberg <dbackeberg@...> wrote:
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      > On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 8:14 PM, robbie_thek@...
      > <ansi41man@...> wrote:
      > > Uh, buckles are stitched onto Freeloaders. That's interesting that XC sells replacement buckles. I wonder >how they expect customers to attach the buckles. I'd have to get a sewing awl and appropriate heavy-duty >nylon thread. So, for $8.00 plus the cost of a sewing awl I can adapt my Freeloaders to their arbitrary change?
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      > I don't know how 'they expect' it. But I took my entire freeloader bag
      > off, and used my sewing machine for putting on patches. It worked
      > remarkably well... Trying to attach a picture.
      >
      > I assume the same approach would work with straps, or if it's beyond
      > your abilities you could take the entire bag to a local tailor.
      >
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